They might be declining, but still a big market to capture for some time. The new grills are essentially take a $949-999 product they already have and $129 product they already have, slap them together, paint it slightly different and sell it for $1200-1300. Business wise a great way to make more profit with things they already have.Gassers are on the way out. Why in the world keep pushing them.
It doesn’t appear to be thermostatically controlled, just looks like it will display the temp of the grill on the left shelf and in connect app.I could see it being the smart grill thing. It's not something that interests me a whole lot But it might interest other people. I was listening to the BBQ Central show and Greg Lempe brought up the question of why there weren't thermostatically controlled gas grills. Most of the time when we use gassers we think hot and fast cooking but that's not always the case. I guess we'll see. I'd be the least interested in that travel grill.
I agree they do, but I really think it’s declining. I’ve been a pellethead for a decade and rarely saw another in the wild when I started. Now every time I go for a walk I see another neighbor with a pooper (and no gasser beside it like us junkies here with multiple grills). I don’t think gassers will disappear anytime soon, but I think you’ll see a big drop in both gas and charcoal over the next decade in favor of pellets...until someone builds a better gravity charcoal solution and it takes off...but a lot of people will still think of charcoal as dirty/messy to deal with.Gas Grills still have a HUGE following, they are at almost every single household in the US.
I have 4 immediate neighbors that have just one grill, a pellet grill. All of them are Traeger. But that is not surprising seeing that Traeger has its lineage here in the PNW. Still I don’t see gassers going away anytime soon.I think pellets are most often a second grill added after the cornerstone gasser. I can think of only one person that has a Traeger and nothing else.